I'm 6-3 and about 4 months ago it hit me that I was up to 279lb. I started doing a high intense cardio program from body for life and I lost 50 pounds as of 2 weeks ago. I watch my calorie intake as well. I started doing weights 3 weeks ago and as of last Wednesday, I got down to 224. I still do the cardio 5 to 6 times a week and lift 3 times a week.
For example, for chest, I do 3 sets of declines, 3 sets of inclines, 3 sets of benching. I push hard to do 10 to 15 and increase weight when I can do more for the following work out. In the 3 weeks, I've increased about 15 to 30 pounds depending on the muscle group. I'm assuming this is just the initial jump and will slow down.
My problem is I need to lose more weight but I really enjoy lifting as I want to get into shape. As of this monday, I weighed myself at 234. How do I gain 10 pounds? Eating habits have not changed. My dress shirts feel more snug and even my belt had to loosen some. I do notice size in my arms and chest even though I need to still drop the fat. I have actually felt like I feel bigger in a fatter way.
Today, I thought to change it up and ran 7 miles in 66 minutes which I've never done. Boy did my feet hurt . But I did burn 1000 calories. I also did about 2 hrs of upper body weights (chest, tri's, and bi's). Hopefully I'm thinking this might help. I do consume at least 12 glasses of water a day if not more on my harder days.
Am I retaining water? I'm not looking to put on weight, but to drop it. I was thinking my goal would be 217. I could continue putting on muscle mass while burning fat at that number. I did eat sushi the other night which I did consume some soy sauce but I can't see that making me retain 10 pounds in just a few days.
Any suggestions or helpful hints would definetly be helpful and appreciative.